Porsche Cayman

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

90
Priced From $67,500
MPG 22.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe

Bloomberg News

06/30/11
2011-06-30
94
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The conspiracy-minded among us believe there’s a good reason Porsche has never released a Cayman with an engine as powerful as the venerable 911 — it just might whip its more expensive uncle.

Edmunds.com

05/31/11
2011-05-31
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayman Coupe

For the 2011 Porsche Cayman, thrilling performance and handling more than make up for a cramped cabin and a price that can elevate quickly with options.

New York Times

08/19/11
2011-08-19
92
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

No matter your driving skills, the Cayman is always predictable and forgiving, yet fast and sophisticated enough to satisfy the experts. This Porsche also feels bulletproof.

MotorWeek

11/07/11
2011-11-07
92
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman R is far from being a typical car. It’s a faster, better handling version of what was already one of the best performance cars available.

Cars.com

06/21/12
2012-06-21
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mike Hanley Mike Hanley 6.7 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The 2012 Porsche Cayman R is not an appliance; driving it is like piloting an oversized go-kart, and it offers one of the best blends of power and handling for the money.

Car and Driver

02/25/11
2011-02-25
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jens Meiners Jens Meiners 6.3 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman R is not a compact equivalent of the radical GT3 RS—you could easily use this car on a long trip—but it is a better, slightly faster Cayman. The R imparts an instant sensation of man-machine harmony as soon as you get behind the wheel.

Motor Trend

03/10/11
2011-03-10
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

Porsche has built a better Cayman. Louder, lighter, faster, brasher, and featuring what might just be the world’s finest steering mechanism, the Cayman R is a diminutive dream machine.

CNET.com

11/15/11
2011-11-15
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The 2012 Porsche Cayman R is an excellent car for fast driving on winding roads, but in daily use it can prove a little uncomfortable.

New Car Test Drive

06/26/12
2012-06-26
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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G.R. Whale G.R. Whale Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Porsche Cayman responds to driver inputs in the same manner as a race car but it doesn’t bounce over bumps or wear you out with an oppressive ride. It is comfortable, nicely finished, entirely livable in traffic and will accommodate your need for modern conveniences.

Road & Track

03/08/11
2011-03-08
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Patrick Hong Patrick Hong 5.3 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

To emphasize the seriousness of the Cayman R as a sports car, it comes standard without air conditioning or stereo system. Porsche engineers lowered the R’s ride height by 0.8 inches, and added custom anti-roll bar and stiffer springs.

Edmunds.com

03/03/11
2011-03-03
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Cayman is brilliant — arguably a better performance car than the 911. Yet in 2010, Porsche sold only 675 Caymans and 647 Cayman S models. Is the Cayman doomed to be the hairdresser’s car with a roof? We hope not, because the Cayman R is stunning to drive.

AutoBlog.com

03/10/11
2011-03-10
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman Coupe

The Porsche Cayman R has all the earmarks of the Total Package. If there was ever a proper cliche to be used, “telepathic” is it. Weighty without being cumbersome (à la Lotus Elise) yet smooth and frictionless. It’s – dare I say – better than the big boy 911.

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